Featured Plan Gone Wrong...

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  1. Duckadiledundee

    Duckadiledundee Peasant First Class
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    Got a box of goodies finally from W.O.T...

    As you know I'm attempting to rebuild and adapt my bike as I go along after my crash..
    I got a RS gauge and attempting to fit it to my st which as proven to be awkward to say the least...
    Now I bought this lot that wasn't cheap with all the fittings in the belief it would solve all my problems and fit straight onto my bike...

    It doesn't but its looking damn close...
    Any ideas as to what I could possibly do which don't involve my angle grinder :p

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  2. Duckadiledundee

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    I need to make that fit to that...
    I spent a fortune on nuts bolts washers grommets and such and all just to hit another stumbling block...

    I'm thinking about drilling out the holes on the frame and elongating them a bit and may be putting a metal wedge either side so of the frame so it holds the instrument support bracket in place...

    Thoughts on this please lads.....

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  3. Duckadiledundee

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    Its going to look sexy though when it's done..
    Won't be a sealed unit as I thought though and I have got to mess about a bit more with the wiring harness to make it work but it will be worth it for the added sexiness....:p

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  4. Sprinter

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    Have you bought the wrong part, or is this a customisation attempt?
    The problem with customising is you will need to make brackets etc.
    Do you have the tools, welders, vices, drills?
    Send em back if they are supposed to be right.
     
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  5. Dozers Dad

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    Duck doesn't need poofy tools like that Sprinter! He has an angle grinder. That doubles for everything from a JCB to a jeweller's screwdriver :cool: :p
     
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  6. Duckadiledundee

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    More a customisation job @Sprinter
    Seen photos of it done elsewhere but no explanation as to how it was done..
    I have limited kit but it wont stop me from trying...
     
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  7. Duckadiledundee

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    That angle grinder is a brilliant piece of kit :p
     
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  8. andypandy

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    I have a crowbar and a lump'ammer if you really get stuck and I'm not too far away from you. :D
     
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  9. Eldon

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    Will the angles and clearances allow you to put a long bolt through the top hole?
    Either side could be spaced out with a stack of washers until proven right; real spacers could be installed later using the dimensions gained.

    Adjust the angle to most suitable and then nip the top bolt and send further pics for next stage suggestions?
    ;)
     
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  10. Duckadiledundee

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    That's some good advice..I shall go into leek on Monday and grab a load of washers from the iron mongers and give it a whirl...
    These are the bolts and stuff that I got to go with it....

    Thanks @Eldon I have lots of ideas..just not the right tools to try and implement them...sometimes you need another perspective and input from someone like yourself....

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    I shall update you then pretty much as soon as I got them.....
     
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  11. Duckadiledundee

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    I bought this little lot and it kinda works....

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    I bought these so I could angle grind to fit as spacers maybe ...

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    Fits reasonably well at the top but a bit of play and wobble...

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    You can see how far out it is...not far enough out to be able to drill a clean hole through the frame..
    Would have to remove one of the forks to drill through the frame anyway..
    Any ideas on how to proceed before I start butchering my frame....

    Cheers lads.....

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  12. darkman

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    File each hole out oval a little so as both holes get closer :)
     
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  13. DCS222

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    Save drilling your frame by adding a pair of struts to the bottom (or top if it looks better) set of holes. If you have a temporary strut with a long slot or series of holes, you can workout the best length to get a good angle for the clocks... excuse the shit drawing, but I rushed it a bit... left side of the drawing is side view, right side of drawing is end on.

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  14. Hobnail

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    A difficult fitment. I would use two rectangular blocks of aluminum on either side of the existing frame mounting boss. Drill them to fit the existing bolt holes and use all-thread with countersunk nuts to secure. Position the new bracket and then drill and tap into the blocks at the desired position. Bolt together from the outside. 6061 Alloy is good to work with and fairly easy to drill and file. I looked at my 2000 RS and the bracket doesn't look anything like that, as it also has the supports for the faring. Solid blocks will give a really stable mount and unlikely to become loose. Good luck.
     
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  15. Duckadiledundee

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    Bit of advice from those with the knowledge and experience please lads...
    Waiting on my welder being delivered and looking at material to use for fabrication of headlight bracket...
    now I need to be able to bend this to shape so I'm thinking a thinner material will be easier to bend...

    Do I go tube or rod???
    6,8 or 10mm???

    What's the difference between black and bright mild steel apart from the colour???

    Then I need something cheap to bend it with...
    I've seen some bending things for about thirty quid which I think will bend tube but not sure about mild steel rod...

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  16. Dozers Dad

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    When you've watched that & finished saying..."WTF is simple about that? The guy has more tools than Machine Mart!!!!"...
    There are some more simple homemade versions of metal benders/formers on YouTube.
     
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  17. Sprinter

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    No link DD.
     
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  19. Dozers Dad

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    Are you & Sprinter sure?
    I'm watching the link via the forum.
     
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  20. Sprinter

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    So is it your privacy settings on the forum?

    Edit. It says, "an error occurred please try later".
     
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